Commonwealth Youth Games rescheduled for 2023 amid COVID-19

May 5, 2020
The seventh Commonwealth Youth Games were originally scheduled from August 1 to 7, 2021. The decision to postpone the event was taken because the dates were clashing with the Tokyo Olympics.  

Some people are busy spreading deadly viruses like terrorism amid COVID-19: PM Modi at NAM Summit

May 5, 2020
PM Modi at NAM summit: Despite our own needs, India has ensured medical supplies to over 123 partner countries, including 59 members of NAM.

Aarogya Setu Mitr: New portal launched to offer free online COVID-19 consultation

May 5, 2020
Aarogya Setu Mitr will provide free online consultation to those who feel that they have symptoms of COVID-19.

New paths suggested to catch signals of dark matter particles

May 5, 2020
Dark matter has been able to defy every form of detector that has been designed to find it. It has been clearly known that dark matter makes up 85 percent of the total mass of the universe but what it is made of, is still a question.

Israel successfully isolates coronavirus antibody in breakthrough development 

May 5, 2020
The antibody isolated by the Israel Institute for Biological Research is monoclonal, which means that it was derived from a single recovered cell.

US treasury to borrow USD 3 trillion to support economy

May 5, 2020
The US Department of the Treasury made an announcement on May 4 and stated that the treasury expects to borrow the US $2.999 trillion in privately-held net marketable debt from April to June.

Saras Collection launched by govt on GeM Portal

May 5, 2020
Saras Collection aims at showcasing the daily utility products that have been made by the Self - Help Groups (SHG). It will also provide market in rural areas with access to State and Central government buyers.

Government to bring back Indian citizens stranded abroad in phases from May 7 

May 5, 2020
All passengers will be medically screened before departure and only asymptomatic persons will be allowed to board flights and continue their journey. 

DRDO develops Ultraviolet disinfection tower "UV Blaster"

May 4, 2020
The tower is known as ‘UV Blaster’ which is a UV based area sanitizer. It is designed and developed by the Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), a Delhi based premier laboratory of DRDO. 

Current Affairs in Short: 4 May 2020

May 4, 2020
The Government issued clarification recently that only distressed people are being allowed to go home during the lockdown.

Environment Ministry clears central vista’s new parliament building project; What is Central Vista Project?

May 4, 2020
The green signal to the mega project was given with the usual conditions such as environmental responsibility and minimal tree cutting. The Supreme Court had earlier refused to stay the Central Vista Development Project.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 May 2020

May 4, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister recently announced to relax the lockdown rules with an aim to restore normalcy in the national capital.

Bharat Market: CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace for retail traders

May 4, 2020
Bharat Market will integrate the capabilities of various technology companies to provide end-to-end services to the retail sector.

Current Affairs Quiz: 4 May 2020

May 4, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Test team rankings, Lockdown 3.0, 'IDEAthon' and Arctic monitoring satellite launch among others. 

USGS released first detailed geological map of the moon

May 4, 2020
United States Geological Survey (USGS) released a 1:5,000,000 map that explains a lot about the surface of the moon.

Arktika-M: Russia to launch first satellite to monitor Arctic Climate 

May 4, 2020
Russia aims to develop a unique satellite network dedicated to monitoring the weather conditions of the Arctic region. 

New simulation code developed to study Earth’s magnetosphere

May 4, 2020
The Earth’s magnetosphere is a vast region that has a finite number of satellites moving through this realm. The code will be helpful in planning future space missions. 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges centre to lift lockdown, says Delhi is ready to re-open 

May 4, 2020
The Delhi state government has requested the centre to lift the lockdown in the non-containment zones of the national capital region.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 April to 3 May 2020

May 3, 2020
The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Petersberg Climate Dialogue and GRID 2020 report among others. 

Kisan Sabha App: CSIR launches new app to provide timely logistics support to farmers, all you need to know!

May 2, 2020
The Kisan Sabha application aims to provide the most economical and timely logistics support to the farmers.

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